Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Dr. Anne M. Howard will discuss how to identify if your child is a victim of bullying. Howard will also discuss prevention and intervention efforts.
Wednesday, February 6
Dr. Anne Howard will review the types and prevalence of bullying among children next week in Skokie. Most of the discussion will revolve around the latest understanding of social development and how to help your child if he or she is a victim of bullying. The event will also include prevention and intervention tips. The seminar will be at the Rush NeuroBehavioral Center, 4711 Golf Road, Suite 1100, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Read more: Monday Blotter: Bullying incident Dr. Howard will also discuss ways you can get involved in your children’s schools to improve the moral climate and reduce bullying rates. RSVP encouraged. Please call 847-933-9339 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Parents, caregivers, …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Three plaintiffs were added to a lawsuit against Maine West High School that alleges coaches condoned hazing.
A lawsuit against Maine West High School alleges that students were hazed and bullied, sometimes at the behest of coaches of some athletic teams. A police investigation into a hazing incident this year led to charges against six students. During a “campus run” the boy’s teammates grabbed him, according to the lawsuit, tore off his underwear, held him down so he could not resist, grabbed his testicles and sodomized him with their fingers and other foreign objects. Des Plaines police told the Chicago Sun-Times that they sought felony charges in the case, but Cook County prosecutors disagreed. Prosecutors said there was not enough evidence for the more serious charges and settled on misdemeanors, the Sun-Times reported. Since that initial …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
New exhibit teaches children universal lessons from the Holocaust.
For many of the youngest members of families visiting the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, the permanent exhibit upstairs may not be something they can easily understand. This weekend, the museum celebrated the opening of the newly enhanced Miller Family Youth Exhibit titled "Make A Difference!", an exhibit that strives to teach children the universal lessons of the Holocaust through subjects like tolerance and standing up to bullying. Sunday afternoon's celebration featured a variety of activities for families and a chance for everyone to get a look at the new exhibit. Some of the new features include a variety of interactive stations and a mural created with the help of many of the young guests that turned out …
Monday, October 25, 2010
Skokie seminar has Holocaust survivors sharing their life-and-death tales during the Nazi tyranny.
From Independence, IA, to Joliet, IL, 110 high school students recently convened in Skokie to learn about standing up against bullying, leadership and diversity. The event takes on greater significance following highly publicized reports of bullying across the nation, said Rachel Hellenga, director of program services at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. Hellenga recounted to Skokie Patch a scene during a recent morning session, when the students were asked to stand up if they know anyone bullied in school. "One hundred percent of the students stood up indicating that they knew someone who had been bullied," she said. "So we know that this is still a very relevant issue today." Even at an early age, students can be "a …